General SEL Resources

There are a number of general programs or curriculums that can be used to foster the development of students’ positive psychological and social mindsets. The resources listed below describe options that can be used for schoolwide and classroom contexts as well as by psychologists, counselors, and social workers when supporting with individuals and small group.


The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning is a leading authority on fostering the social emotional development of children and adolescents.  The two resources listed below provide link to the latest reviews of SEL programs that can be used for universal (prevention) and targeted (interventions) in school contexts.  link


2013 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs—Preschool and Elementary School. link


2015 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning ProgramsMiddle and High School  link


OJJDP Model Programs. “The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) Model Programs Guide (MPG) contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention…”  U.S. Department of Justice  link


Book: Personal Well-Being Lessons for Secondary Schools: Positive psychology in action for 11- to 14-year-olds 1st Edition (Llona Boniwell & Lucy Ryan)  link


Curriculum: Promoting Student Happiness Positive PsychologyInterventions in Schools (Author: Shannon Suldo) link

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